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Environmental awareness and action

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9:40 am
July 5, 2010


OutandAbout

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently issued a study that shows Canberrans are amongst the most environmentally aware in Australia. 90% of those surveyed were concerned about environmental problems, the highest proportion in Australia.

81% of adults in the ACT said they were concerned about climate change, and 93% stated that they sort out recyclable from non-recyclable waste. These are also higher percentages than elsewhere in Australia.

50% of ACT residents reported using green or reusable shopping bags, which was roughly similar to the South Australian level of 51%.

The ACT and NSW combined showed the largest fall in water consumption of 32% between 2000-01 and 2004-05.

(Source: ABS Australian Social Trends 4102.0 June 2010)

7:50 pm
January 9, 2013


cindy

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This doesn't surprise me. We have a great natural environment all around us and lots of us have had the benefit of formal and information education to make us more aware.

Of concern is that we have amongst the largest ecological footprints in the world. 50% of our household footprints come from energy usage so it would be really good if more of us could buy solar systems or purchase Green Power energy http://www.greenpower.gov.au/H…..To-Switch/

 

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